Online Research Sources


If you are accessing these from home, you may need passwords available in the library, email Ms. Baker, or click on the link below if you have been to a seminar and know the prompt.

Password page (protected for copyright)


Check out Jared Qwustenuxun Williams from “The Discourse” for an local Indigenous perspective

Mill Bay Malahat Historical Society has some great online quizzes and local history information

Read the paper’s e-edition here.  Use the email and <TCsubscription1> as password

Version 9British Columbia’s leading general reference site – a number of major Pacific Northwest resources, a series of guides on natural history, new user interface pages targeted at teachers and student users and public and academic library users.


CBC1CBC Digital Archives has an extensive amount of content from Radio and Television, covering a wide range of topics.

All the data and charts you will ever need for Canadian trends!

This is a free encyclopedia that includes the complete text of the Canadian Encyclopedia in English and French and the Junior Encyclopedia of Canada in English.

Connected to this is a series of one minute-long videos on different historical moments.

Looking for visual Canadian content? NFB is it.

PBS has a Canada Files section interviewing famous Canadians. Navigate to the larger site from here too


Gale is current, authoritative, media-rich information —  Engaging, topical databases
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world-book-online-logoWorld Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

Nasa Headquarter’s Library has information on everything to do with aeronautics, rockets, space exploration and more!

ted-talks-logoTED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). As well, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Limited selection of educational documentary films

Still need to watch for bias here, but it is a comprehensive site with many valuable independent documentaries on the trending topics of the day

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Focused Ed Resources – The Digital Classroom complete list

Interested in open source journalism? Check out Bellingcat which is gaining international traction

Research Skills Virtual Escape